If you are reading this, and since I am writing this, we are the latter. We are coffee radicals. A coffee radical is one whom speaks of great change, or enacting great change, but in times of crisis their roles, our roles, is limited to the likeness of emotional…
If you still need a reason to vote for the right guy, think of your kids, then think of Romney and his friends pushing them around, like pieces on a chessboard. Are you going let the guy whose fundamental values are inequality and selfishness be your president?
Lately I’ve been thinking about who I want to love, and how I want to love, and why I want to love the way I want to love, and what I need to learn to love that way, and who I need to become to become the kind of love I want to be…….and when I break it all down, when I whittle it into a single breath, it essentially comes out like this: Before I die, I want to be somebody’s favorite hiding place, the place they can put everything they know they need to survive, every secret, every solitude, every nervous prayer, and be absolutely certain I will keep it safe. I will keep it safe.
The thing is, it’s patriarchy that says men are stupid and monolithic and unchanging and incapable. It’s patriarchy that says men have animalistic instincts and just can’t stop themselves from harassing and assaulting. It’s patriarchy that says men can only be attracted by certain qualities, can only have particular kinds of responses, can only experience the world in narrow ways. Feminism holds that men are capable of more – are more than that. Feminism says that men are better than that, can change, are capable of learning, and have the capacity to be decent and wonderful people.